When Barry Allen was 11 years old, his life was forever changed when his mother was killed in a strange incident that saw his father falsely convicted of her murder. Years later, Barry has become a brilliant and focused crime scene investigator determined to learn the truth about his mother's death.
Fascinated with cutting edge scientific advancements, Barry discovers a particle accelerator created by S.T.A.R. Labs. During its public unveiling, a devastating explosion causes a freak storm that strikes Barry with a bolt of lightning. After months of being in a coma, Barry awakens to discover he has the ability of super speed, giving him unprecedented power.
Unfortunately Barry is not the only one affected by the explosion. Others now have new powers as well, and they're not using them for good. With unexplained deaths plaguing the city, Barry must become The Flash and use his gift of speed to protect its innocent citizens.
This show started out slow, like so many other superhero shows with the concept "monster of the week", however, the show evolved beyond this in a great way. About half way through, just before I gave up, the show mutated and become a favorite. I look forward to each episode now. With the technology and philosophy of physics this show is migrating towards the plot points are infinite. This is a great base upon which to build a long, long... long lived series. Just as long as the writers remain open to possibilities, the show has staying power. One of them must by needs become the foundation for the Justice League this show can lead the way. Let's face it, it's our dream come true show; one with unlimited possibilities. As a kid, I was one never to take sides. I loved DC first, and Marval 2nd; but, over the years only side with DC because it was first. I would love to see Marvel and Stan Lee take a point from the Flash; this is the kind of writing that has staying potential. Remember that!
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